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Vintage Paul Blanche Coat

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Vintage Paul Blanche Coat
I wish I made this coat, but it is actually a vintage coat, given to me by my Nan when I was a teenager.
The brand is Paul Blanche. Is anyone familiar with the brand? Surprisingly I can’t find anything online.
Vintage Paul Blanche Coat
As kids me and my brother went on holiday each year with our parents and grandparents. One year the house we were staying in happened to have cushions, which I loved, in the same fabric as the coat, so my Nan gave me her coat when we got back home.
Vintage Paul Blanche Coat
Being a teenager at the time – and given that being a teenager is all about trying to fit in – I didn’t actually wear it. I think probably because it was unusual. Also, the zip was broken (it wasn’t possible to fully undo the zip meaning it couldn’t be worn loose).
Vintage Paul Blanche Coat
Anyway…. I rediscovered this coat in my parent’s loft a few weeks ago. I quickly replaced the zip and am finally wearing it. Sorry for the delay, coat!
Vintage Paul Blanche Coat
Vintage Paul Blanche Coat

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Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

13 thoughts on “Vintage Paul Blanche Coat

  1. Oh my god, this is the most fabulous coat! Wear it, wear it and wear it again. I’m trying really hard to not be overly jealous here! 😉

  2. What a fantastic coat, I love it!!

  3. this is a most amazing coat. you may see this link for fetails on paul blanche

    http://www.britishpathe.com/video/fashions-in-leather

  4. I was just searching for Paul Blanke when I saw your post. I bought a green suede coat by him today at a car boot

  5. Hi
    I worked for a company named Solarwear Ltd, Sion Street, Radcliffe, Gtr Manchester in the early seventies and they used to sew leather garments for Paul Blanche, Suedecraft, Martin Blair. The designer at Solarwear was the chap who, we were told, created Emma Peel’s (Diana Rigg) cat suits of The Avengers TV series. They also produced car mats for Rolls Royce cars. Another off shoot was making some of the Magic Round-a-bout fingers, Florence and Zeberdee.
    Hope this helps
    Rita H

  6. Hello, have you found out anymore information about the coat?, I have the same one and I would love to know more about its history.

  7. I don’t know if you’ve found more information on the brand name, But I got the link to this site whilst googling the label on the lambs wool mats in my 1989 Bentley. Paul Blanche of Manchester produced handmade mats for Bentley and Rolls-Royce motor cars. I’m assuming that label also produced luxury clothing.

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